Whiskybase

Clynelish 1988 ED

Overall rating
86.96/100
votes
29
Whiskybase ID
WB34148
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Edition Spirits (ED)
Bottling serie
The First Editions
Vintage
1988
Bottled
2012
Stated Age
23 years old
Casknumber
ES 009/04
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
03 Aug 2012 10:09 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 141.21

6 × in wishlist

29 × member ratings

16 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1988 ED

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.96 points

  1. Waykid scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This would be easily a 90-91 in my book if the palate could keep up with the nose. However it is really good. This one made me a true admirer and kind of a hunter for the style.
    • Nose
      Beewax and honey, butter, flower meadow, peach. Sweet, beautifully fresh waxiness, light, full and round. A kind of an old Royal Brackla, Imperial or Dallas Dhu -bourbon wood kind of style, the best nose in the style I have encountered so far. Simply delicious.
    • Taste
      Honey and beewax also here, peach and wax in the forefront. Lightish. Follows in footsteps of the nose, though the nose is clearly more pleasurable and deep.
    • Finish
      Sweetly honeyed, light and medium long. Something a little bitterish at the end: aspirin/chicory.

  2. hartist scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A pretty Clynelish marked by relative austerity. I appreciate for myself.
    • Nose
      Matter, roundness and fusion for this nose composed of white and yellow fruits, honey, spices, the wax so typical of this distillery, a veil of marine freshness, and vegetable scents (herbs, flowers).
    • Taste
      The attack is powerful and spicy, a wave of wax taking over; fruity, mineral and vegetal notes are finally displayed with a subtle floral touch
    • Finish
      Persistent, with beautiful spices, remains waxy with a bit of vegetal bitterness and a subtle smoke.

  3. Sonett scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A very pleasant Clynelish
    • Nose
      Honey, Vanilla, Flowers, Syrup
    • Taste
      Comes in sweet with vanilla and herbs, then some peppery spices takes over and stays for quite a while
    • Finish
      Medium long, going from fading spices over to sweetness, light fruits and finally some vanilla

Tastingtags

Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.

Whiskybase

Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  




Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2021


Forgot your password?

Login